2023 Toyota Sequoia : What We Know So Far

2023 Toyota Sequoia – Toyota Sequoia is an old American popular car with plenty of the past. The second-generation Sequoia is just 13 years old and, even while it has lagged behind its competitors in recent years, however, it has enjoyed a successful run in the marketplace. The new 2023 Toyota Sequoia looks to challenge Chevy as well as Ford’s offerings in terms of design, features fuel efficiency, handling, and towing. This new Sequoia is crucial to Toyota within North America as, after the demise of its Land Cruiser, the Sequoia is Toyota’s flagship SUV.

2023 Toyota Sequoia
2023 Toyota Sequoia

2023 Toyota Sequoia New Design

2023 Toyota Sequoia features drastic modifications to the design. It is based upon its predecessor, the 2022 Toyota Tundra’s “technical muscle” design theme by adding the class and class you might expect of a car model. Toyota hasn’t revealed the dimensions of the new model, but the Tundra looks larger than the model it replaced. The front of the 2023 Sequoia has a clearly prominent design, due to its bigger, hexagonal radiator grille as well as the shape-shifting LED headlamps an imposing front hood, a more substantial bumper, and a silver skid plate.

The sides clearly distinct angular character lines and the arches of the wheel that are square, together with the section that is depressed above which emphasizes their form, give an unpretentious look to this 2023 Sequoia. Contrary to the prior model the rear quarter glass blends into the windows and the three pillars in front are black. The D-pillars have been clearly raked, which emphasizes the SUV’s contemporary look. Lexus enthusiasts will be able to spot an uncanny resemblance to 3rd-gen LX on the green roof. Moving towards the rear end, sleek horizontal taillights are extended to the shoulders. New bumpers are sleeker and add sophistication to the design of the revamped model. The new silver skid plate attempts to increase the toughness. The silver tailgate applique that runs between the tail light and the model’s name inscription beneath the license plate’s area written in blocks are just a few of the other highlights of visual appeal in the rear.

Toyota could have offered an open rear glass that could slide on the 2023 Sequoia however it was difficult to make and this is the reason why it chose the raisable rear glass. Mike Sweers, Executive Chief Engineer Truck Programs Commercial Vehicle, Toyota Motor North America, Research and Development, spoke about the 2023 Sequoia’s design as well as development in depth for TFLtalk (via YouTube)’s Andre Smirnov. Sweers said that Toyota chose to install the hatch rather than sliding glass in the rear, because there’s an aluminum door at the back, and it was difficult to make an open glass that had the style Calty desired. Celestial Silver White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Army Green, Wind Chill Pearl, Lunar Rock, Blueprint, Smoked Mesquite Midnight Black Metallic, and the exclusive TRD Solar Octane are the other colors available. Toyota will sell in the 2023 Sequoia across the U.S.


Likely it is expected that as expected, the 2023 Sequoia is based on a body-on-frame chassis, with an entirely boxed frame that is shared with the brand new Tundra. The Tundra is known in Toyota in the name of the TNGA-F Platform was first introduced with the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 and is now the basis for it the Lexus LX, too. According to Toyota the primary goal of this platform is to offer outstanding handling and superior comfort and off-road capabilities. The latest techniques have made this platform more robust than the previous model Sequoia including the new laser welding technique that can help reduce weight and mass in areas that aren’t needed while strengthening those areas that require it the most. As with the Tundra, The 2023 Sequoia is equipped with an autonomous front suspension and features a brand new electronically powered steering wheel mounted on a rack which Toyota claims will improve the steering performance, while the rear features the multi-link suspension. Additionally, as part of the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is the Load-Leveling Rear Height Control Air Suspension and the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) to increase the towing capabilities of this SUV.

Interior & Features

The Interior of the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is a straight-lined step up from the Tundra. The trims and other plastic components are dressed up by using faux wooden panels or gloss paint to please the family car buyer. The 2023 Sequoia is available with bench seats for the second row of captain’s chairs that can be rearranged or tumbled to increase the capacity or ease of use. In the third row, Toyota has offered the SUV seats that recline, as well as what it claims to be an element that is segment-first, which lets the row move forward or backward with six inches of adjustment. Furthermore, an adjustable shelf for the cargo system that can fold third-row seats makes sure that cargo can be stored in different dimensions and configurations. According to a report by Edmunds Edmunds, the 2023 Sequoia has a problem in the third-row seating area and storage space. The headroom in the third row is probably less than that of the 2022 Sequoia (34.5″). The cargo capacity could not be greater than the previous version (120.1 cu. ft.) either. The hybrid’s battery unit placed under the seats of the third row is likely to be the reason for the reduction in space.

2023 Toyota Sequoia Interior
2023 Toyota Sequoia Interior

In terms of features, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is available equipped with the locally-developed Toyota Audio Multimedia system, that, depending on the level chosen the screen size ranges between 8 and 14 inches, and includes the ability to wirelessly connect Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as user profiles that can be saved to the cloud-based navigation and an assistant virtual. Other notable options include a digital display on the rearview mirror and the Panoramic View Monitor which uses cameras mounted on the vehicle for various view angles and a view of the hitch to aid in establishing trailer connection, an optional extended and power-folding tow mirrors with a hands-free liftgate and 120V power outlets. heated/ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, premium JBL audio system, panoramic moonroof with a Head-Up Display LED headlights as well as taillights that have automatic turn signal, rain sensor windshields as well as Wireless charging Qi.

Similar to the 2023 Tundra as well, similarly to the Tundra of 2023, the 2023 Sequoia is offered in a brand new Capstone grade. The premium-focused version offers elegant design, as well as extra comfort. It comes with 22-inch chrome wheels with distinctive chrome accents that give it a more elegant appearance. It is the first occasion chrome wheels of 22 inches are offered in the Sequoia and are only available in this top-of-the-line quality. Another highlight on the exterior in this Capstone grade is the power running boards. Inside, 2023 Sequoia Capstone. 2023 Sequoia Capstone packs luxury-grade perforated seats with an exclusive black-and-white color scheme as well as a Capstone emblem on the dashboard and Acoustic glass on the doors to the front. Toyota has adorned the central console and the dashboard for the passenger side by using American Walnut and an open-pore appearance.

Powertrain & Towing

All 2023 Sequoias include an engine with twin turbos 3.5-liter V6 hybrid i-FORCEMAX powertrain. It was first unveiled on Tundra the hybrid model has a power output of 437 horsepower as well as 583 lb.-ft. of torque and has an automatic transmission with 10 speeds. The powertrain is designed so its motor (generator) is contained inside the bell housing that is between the engine and transmission. A battery with 288V Nickel-Metal-Hydride powers the motor inside this case on the Tundra and we anticipate similar to be the case with the Sequoia.

2023 Toyota Sequoia Specs
2023 Toyota Sequoia Specs

2023 Toyota Sequoia Price & Release Date

A leak of a dealer document (via The Drive) that includes a schedule of Toyota’s events and launch dates from 2022 to this year’s New York market has emerged on the internet. It’s located within the July 2022 section which will be the time that the Toyota Sequoia would go on for sale. If the report is an indication we can expect the new generation SUV to be on the American roads shortly after July. According to the document, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia price is likely to be somewhere in the range of $52,000. Based on the information “New York Regional Sales Plan includes 515 Sequoia models set for 2022.